Does anyone else want to get over compulsive web surfing?
Going into college I thought I could overcome my issues with this addiction...what a foolish idea! This honestly is the biggest obstacle I have in my way of overcoming procrastination. I've always been a bit of a daydreamer/worrier. In the past, I could zone out and daydream about something for like 20 minutes and then go back to being productive. Now, I start worrying about something and feel a need to look up stuff about it on the internet. I tell myself i'm searchng for a "solution" and that once I find it I'll feel better. Inevitably, I never find the solution and waste anywhere from 2-5 hours at a time. Sometimes even worse. In fact, even before I web researched everything, i would wste hours reading fan fiction.
basically, I can't do this anymore. It's really affecting my schoolwork, and is the main way I procrastinate. Before I did this, i honestly wasn't nearly so bad with procrastination.The problem is much of my work involves being on the internet...many things for classes, research I need to do for papers. Also, I need to be on the computer to type on microsoft word...so the temptation is always there.
So here's my question: Is there anybody with a similar problem (reading text compulsively on the internet, reading through forums) who also would like to try and break themselves of this habit with me?
My idea is we'I'll try and stop doing this cold turkey. Once a day i need somebody to report to about how I did, and receive encouragement from them. I need the accountability. I'm too embarrassed to admit to this to my friends so I need someone else to be my cheerleader. And in return, I'll be your cheerleader. We can meet in the morning or night and tell each other how the past day went.. I was thinking of using chatbox.
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Interested but 15 hours apart
Yeah I'll be interested :) As discussed on chatbox, let me know when you decide on a time with other people who might be interested (GMT), and I'll try check in at that time too.
Hey I just thought if you
Hey I just thought if you wouldn't mind doing check-ins in the morning, I could easily do them at night. That should work with the time difference.
Or, I could do check ins at 8 am, but then i probably wouldn't on Saturdays. I like to sleep in Saturdays. Sorry for bugging you about this, but I just think I really need the help of a buddy. :)
Let me know if you're still interested and if that works better.
I have the same issue.
I have the same issue. People used to think I was joking when I told them I wish there was a Betty Ford for compulsive readers. For me, it takes all kind of form: reading, movies, internet surfing. The tv was the easiest, I just got rid of it. For the net surfing, I use two computers. One does not have an internet connection. So what you could do, is disconnect your comp when you work on a specific assignement. Or set fix limited hours for when your comp is connected and unplug after you reach you alloted time.
Yeah I can waste time
Yeah I can waste time watching tv too, but its only occasional for me. Tv and movies don't have the same appeal for me.
I still really need a buddy though....if anyone is interested, that would be awesome. =) If your cause of procrastination is different than mine, that's totally fine. All I really need is someone to hold me accountable on this front. If I can get over this bad habit, I think getting over procrastination will be somewhat easier. And in return, I will hold my buddy accountable. just a daily check-in. If anyone's interested, let me know!